Tag: landfill costs

A typical landfill costs $20 million or more to build, plus millions of dollars per year to operate.

Material Separation Practices/Equipment

Material Separation Practices/Equipment

Steven Viny, CEO of Envision Waste Services in Cleveland, OH, regards it as such: “We’re always going to need landfills. There’s a time and a place for a single-stream MRF [Material Recovery Facility]. There’s a time and a place for a waste-to-energy unit. There’s a time and a place for

Material Separation Practices/Equipment

Material Separation Practices/Equipment

Steven Viny, CEO of Envision Waste Services in Cleveland, OH, regards it as such: “We’re always going to need landfills. There’s a time and a place for a single-stream MRF [Material Recovery Facility]. There’s a time and a place for a waste-to-energy unit. There’s a time and a place for

Doppstadt Reenergizes Detroit Renewable Power Fuel Production

Doppstadt Reenergizes Detroit Renewable Power Fuel Production

November 2, 2013 Alternative energy is a concept tossed around very regularly these days. With so much negative focus on fossil fuel-derived power, attention is very often directed to wind or solar resources as a means of generating a sustainable and renewable energy supply. Clearly, no future energy strategy can

Keeping the Loads in Line

Keeping the Loads in Line

It’s certainly an issue for such operations as Perdido Landfill in Escambia County, FL, which serves 300,000 citizens in its collection of 250,000 tons of waste and recycling annually. To help manage that waste, the county uses Carolina Software’s WasteWORKS-SQL. WasteWORKS is a PC-based ticketing, billing, and reporting software system.

Integrated Waste Management: What It Takes

Integrated Waste Management: What It Takes

“Renewable Portfolio Standard credit is big money, but what’s surprising is a lot of these companies are banking on it to help them put their business plans together.”  -Caroll Mortensen, Director, California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery “It’s going to take some incentives. The subsidies have to come from

When Green Turns to Gold

When Green Turns to Gold

About one-third of municipal solid waste in the United States is organic, including foodwaste, yardwaste, and woodwaste. Some 65% of yardwaste and 2.5% of foodwaste in the US is now being diverted from disposal. According to the USEPA, converting waste into valuable raw materials through recycling creates jobs, builds more

Toward Truly Integrated Waste Management

Two municipal jurisdictions in Southern California are nipping at the heels of integrated waste management in this country with plans to utilize waste-to-clean-energy (WTCE) conversion technologies (non-incineration thermal, chemical, biological, or mechanical conversion processes, singly or in combination, that produce a clean-burning fuel to generate electricity and/or renewable fuel and

Understanding Costs

In order to make the wise decisions necessary to streamline operations and improve their bottom line, managers must first be able to quantify costs. Yet we often find, through our work of conducting operational reviews of landfills, that many of them are expected to manage without vital cost data—which of

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